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888Live London Festival Opening Event

Christopher Kyriacou Wins 888Live London Festival Opening Event

Yardley • Level 32: 150,000-300,000, 30,000 ante
Christopher Kyriacou

The final day of the 888Live London Festival Opening Event saw 124 survivors from the 4 day 1s joined by 5 new players to make 129 players to start Day 2.

With 521 entries and 250 rebuys, the entries reached a total of 771 resulting in a prize pool of £142,758 which smashed the £120,000 guarantee.

The eventual winner was set to receive £26,000 and a seat to the Main Event worth an additional £1,100. All nine players who made the final table received a ticket to the Main Event. A total of 81 players got paid, with a min-cash being set at £400.

One of the early casualties, short of the money, was Giovanni Rizzo who lost a flip for his last 10 big blinds with {8-Hearts}{8-Clubs} against {a-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} as an ace on the flop ended his tournament.

Chris Davis was the unlucky bubble boy, and it was a very unlucky exit, as he flopped a full house and got the money in versus an opponent who held trips but made the better full house on the river.

It took just over two hours to reach the bubble and the pace of eliminations hardly slowed down until they reached the final table of nine around 11 p.m on Sunday when it slowed down considerably.

Official Final Table Seat Draw and Chip Counts

TableSeatPlayerChip Count 
Final Table1Ka Him Li2,030,000 
Final Table2Phi Bang Vo2,235,000 
Final Table3Tom Hughes3,115,000 
Final Table4Christopher Kyriacou2,285,000 
Final Table5Vincent Anderson3,205,000 
Final Table6Gabriel-Antomio Gusetoiu1,395,000 
Final Table7Javier Dopazo2,655,000 
Final Table8Terry Simpson4,713,000 
Final Table9[Removed:77]1,420,000 

Stacks were shallow and the blinds were creeping up and no one could get a decisive advantage as ICM and pay-jumps became a major factor.

It took several coolers before there were three players left and they agreed on a deal at close to 4:30 a.m.

Christopher Kyriacou had a slight chip lead and he got the trophy and £20,000. Ka Him Litook £17,900 for second, just above Terry Simpson, who was happy with £17,675 and third.

Player Chips Progress
Christopher Kyriacou gb
Christopher Kyriacou
gb 23,130,000 13,630,000
Ka Him Li GB
Ka Him Li
GB Busted
Terry Simpson us
Terry Simpson
us Busted

Tags: 888LiveChristopher KyriacouKa Him LiTerry Simpson